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Texas Southern vs Texas A&M CC Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

No. 16 Seeds Clash in Play-In Game

All-Texas Matchup Features Cinderella Meeting

Upsets weren’t limited to the Power-5 conferences as Texas Southern and Texas A&M Corpus Christi pulled off upsets en route to winning the SWAC and Southland titles, respectively, to set up an all-Texas matchup in the NCAA Tournament The winner gets Midwest Region No. 1 seed Kansas in the March Madness bracket. Kansas (+900) has among the best odds to win the national title.

Texas Southern had a much more difficult schedule as well as a 5-3 record in one-possession games. Texas A&M Corpus Christi is 3-1 in games decided by four points or less.

Texas Southern vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi Game Preview, Odds, Picks & Predictions
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Texas Southern has played in five NCAA Tournaments since Texas A&M Corpus Christi made its last appearance, so it is not surprising to see the Tigers favored in the March Madness odds.

Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and NCAAB odds for Texas Southern vs Texas A&M CC. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.

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Texas Southern Rely on Inside Muscle

With no double-digit scorers, Texas Southern isn’t going to run teams off the court, but the Tigers did lead the Southwestern Athletic Conference in every rebounding category as well as blocked shots. Brison Grisham leads the way as he is fifth in the SWAC in rebounding and second in blocked shots.

Texas Southern did test itself with tough non-conference tests, losing to an Oregon team that finished tied for fifth in the Pac-12 standings and an NCAA-bound Saint Mary’s team in the first two games of the season. The Tigers also had non-conference contests with Brigham Young, Washington and North Carolina State. The most noteworthy win came against Florida in December.

Texas Southern will be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time since 2014. The Tigers won the First Four matchups both in 2018 and 2021, with wins over North Carolina Central and Mount St. Mary’s.

Since becoming an NCAA program, seven of the 11 tournament games came against teams seeded either first or second. The closest Texas Southern came to knocking out one of the tournament favorites was a 79-78 loss to second-seeded Arkansas in 1995.

The Tigers advanced to NAIA national title games in 1956 and 1977.

Five of Texas Southern’s last seven games went over the college basketball spreads total.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Meshes at Perfect Time

Texas A&M Corpus Christi picked the perfect time to be playing its best basketball.

The Islanders were about as mediocre as a team could be in the regular season as they finished fourth in the Southland Conference with a 7-7 mark, going 3-4 in league play at home and 4-3 on the road.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi eliminated top-seeded Nicholls and beat No. 2 seed Southeastern Louisiana in the Southland championship game to secure the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 2007.

With double-digit scorers Isaac Mashila and Trevian Tennyson pretty quiet during the conference tournament, the Islanders relied on offensive contributions from multiple sources. The Islanders’ starters were outscored by the opposing team’s starting five by 15 points in the three games, while the bench for the Islanders outscored the three opponents by a total of 45 points.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi covered against the Las Vegas odds in seven of its last eight games.

Texas Southern vs Texas A&M CC Head-to-Head

Texas Southern and Texas A&M Corpus Christi, separated by four hours, haven’t played since 2007 when the Tigers won 72-64, so there isn’t much in the way of a series history for those who bet online.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi won the two previous matchups, both coming in 2004, by 10 and four points.

Texas Southern vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi Game Information

  • Game: Texas Southern (18-12) vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (23-11)
  • Location: UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Live Stream: TBS.com
  • 2022 March Madness Bracket

Texas Southern vs Texas A&M CC Betting Lines

Texas Southern vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi Prediction

Texas A&M CC led the Southland Conference in scoring defense and was second in both field goal percentage defense and 3-point percentage defense. However, other than a game against Texas A&M, the non-conference schedule was nowhere close to what Texas Southern faced.

Texas Southern won its last two play-in games in the NCAA Tournament and the March Madness predictions are expecting it to happen again.

Neither of these teams is an offensive juggernaut so going under the 136-point total could be a smart play.

Pick: Under 136

Pick: Texas Southern -3½

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